It is such a crime that they built that ugly platform over the confessio at the papal altar in St. Peter's. This old video shows it the way it used to be (minus that platform) and it is so obvious that there would be no liturgical confusion if they just removed it to accentuate the Apostle's tomb which is practically lost now with everyone in effect walking over the tomb during offertories, etc. as well as sitting over it. It looks like the entry to a baroque subway station. This did not happen in better days when the papal throne was at the Altar of the Chair where it significantly belongs.
Pastor Angelicus Piux XII - Full Moviehttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9pVFRSa3QI&list=UU4xO2RvYzPqf_fUcBoxpHVAby youtube.com/maycongordo